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Audition Technique

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Tuesdays 14th November - 12th December
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Aimed at those auditioning for National Youth Theatre or for drama schools, in this course you will work with National Theatre director Mumba Dodwell and learn how to feel confident in an audition setting. Over the 5 sessions you will work on a monologue, directed by Mumba, as well as learning some crucial techniques for representing yourself well in an audition context.

You will learn:

  • How to select the right monologue/audition piece to best showcase yourself
  • How to approach performing a monologue/audition piece, including work on text, character and staging
  • How to prepare for the ‘chat’ side of an audition
  • How to deal with nerves
  • What to expect from auditions across various contexts

The course will finish with a mock audition in front of a special guest panelist.


Course Details

This course is being held at The National Youth Theatre

For ages: 16 - 25

Price: £120

Limited free places are available. For a free place, please fill out the short application here

Dates: 14th, 21st, 28th November. 5th, 12th December

Times: 6pm – 9pm

Is this course for me?

This course is aimed at those 16-25 who wish to audition specifically for the National Youth Theatre or drama schools. No previous acting experience is necessary

What should I bring?

Please bring a snack and water bottle (NYT is walking distance to many corner shops, cafes & local supermarkets to buy food from), and a notepad and pen


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team on auditionsandcourses@nyt.org.uk

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Mumba Dodwell

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